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Coronavirus: 405,000 people have signed up to be NHS volunteers, Boris Johnson says

Independent Wednesday, 25 March 2020
Some 405,000 people have answered the government's call for volunteers to help the NHS cope with coronavirus, Boris Johnson has said.
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News video: WATCH LIVE: Boris Johnson Gives Daily Coronavirus Briefing

WATCH LIVE: Boris Johnson Gives Daily Coronavirus Briefing

Following yesterday’s announcement of a temporary hospital and 250,000 NHS volunteers, Boris Johnson gives his daily update. Much excitement today has been centred round a nearly-ready antibody test and the last PMQs before parliament’s recess.

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PM attempts to head off rebellion by MPs over new tougher tiers [Video]

PM attempts to head off rebellion by MPs over new tougher tiers

Boris Johnson, who faces a Commons showdown with his own MPs over thestringent tier measures, urged the nation to “work together” with tiering,testing and vaccines. The Prime Minister is offering Parliament another chanceto vote on the restrictions early next year, saying the legislation will havea “sunset of February 3”.

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Coronavirus: PM writes to MPs amid anger over new tiers

Boris Johnson aims to stop a Tory rebellion ahead of a vote on England's new measures on Tuesday.
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UK PM tries to head off Covid vote rebellion

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